Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Full Moon in Virgo- A Question of Faith

Well guys, consider this the cease-fire before we go marching into war. Yes, events are ramping up, but RIGHT NOW we have a second to take a breather. Capitalize on it, because we're going back to the loony bin quicker than you might think.

The Sun and Moon- We start out with a square to Amycus, making it hard for you to let your brilliance shine here, just stay serene and try not to let it get to you. Let those around you go crazy and dig their own graves. There is a conjunction/opposition to Kassandra, listen very closely to any insights you get now, even if its not what you want to hear. Dont jump into action just yet however, just jot it down and be mindful. Another conjunction/opposition is to Lachesis, so focus on your situation and think about what works, what doesn't, and what is long overdue. We also have a square to Nemesis, so watch your words, avoid being too brash and boastful. Bite your tongue and get done what you need to, so that when we start moving again, you'll be primed and ready to roll. A trine/sextile to Achilles gives you the indefatigable energy you need to succeed. Stick to your workout, or make time to get back into the gym. A conjunction/opposition to Sphinx has you feeling a little lost when it comes to how to proceed. No worries, take the moment to relax and avoid making any decisions just yet. A square to Hidalgo has you questioning your course of action, and whether the grass really is greener on the other side. Well, its not; stick to your guns and keep going. A sextile to Bacchus helps you actually relax a little, much needed after all we've done and been through lately. Stop, breathe, and reflect.

Mercury- Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my solemn duty to inform you that we are officially back in Mercury Retrograde territory. He hasn't actually turned back yet, but is in what we call "Shadow", which is a lead-in to the real-deal retrograde (which is why you're finding out about this here, and not in a fully fledged post [which is forthcoming]). But we'll deal with that when it comes. Right now, he is still conjunct Uranus right at the start of Aries, so prepare for lightning-fast clarity and mega-insights on what's next for you. There is also a square to Cyllarus, so try not to let anyone put you on the spot when asking for your opinion or input, but dont be afraid to speak your mind when asked. An opposition to Typhon makes it hard for you to perform at your peak, and there is a lot that stands in your way right now. Too damn bad; Rise to the challenge or be left behind. A square to Kronos may bring an unexpected opportunity your way. Move fast, but be wary because all that glitters is not gold here. A trine to Juno makes it easy for you to make your feelings heard, and should help you in your dealings with others. A conjunction to Vesta has your mind focused on furthering your own cause, and doing it with passion and panache. A trine to Terpsichore shows that you should be spending time and energy on what you want to do, what makes YOU happy, consequences be damned. An opposition to Klothto does not bode well for anything new started right now, but its brill for anything already in motion. Buckle down and focus. A square to Ophelia is a flare-up of old drama, avoid being sucked in at all cost, but not starting any new drama!

Venus- Our girl is back at home in Taurus, and that lends a lot to the calmer, easier vibe that is in the air. Dont rush yourself, and avoid stress wherever possible. If its impossible, take solace in the little rituals and special things that make you happy. Worse comes to worst, call off of work and go get a hot stone massage or something. A trine to Orcus shows that there are forces outside your control that are enroaching on your security and Zen, dont be rattled. Plan ahead, and deal with each situation as it comes! A conjunction to Circe tells you that its time to think outside the box. Explore new ideas and you just might find some magic at your fingertips. A sextile to Askalaphus throws you into the ring, and makes you defend yourself for speaking the unwelcome truth. Dont avoid it though, match your detractors hit for hit, and you will outlast them.

Mars- At this point you are either counting down the seconds til Mars gets out of Virgo (7/3/12, 12:30 UTC - Just in case you were wondering) or you are tapping into it, working your ass off, and hustling more than you ever though possible. Either way, its not getting any easier im afraid. Just more of the same. For the next...five...weeks... Enjoy!! (you might as well, its not like he's going to care either way). A square to Chariklo has you stepping on the toes of those around you; be mindful of their boundaries and need for space at times. A trine to Crantor has you caught in the cross-fire between two opposing forces; try to withdraw gracefully. A sextile to Deucalion helps you keep going and gives you just enough energy to eek out a win when all you want to do is quit and go home. Don't give up yet. A sextile to Ceto tells you that when you see an opportunity come up, you need to seize it and not look back. A conjunction to Psyche puts your energy into romance and focusing on your love life; and another conjunction to Arachne gives you an outlet for the near-psychotic nervous energy you are subject to, put it to good use and do something creative. A square to Memoria can bring up old mistakes or pains that you are still holding onto, if they come up, ride it out and let them go for good.

Jupiter/Pluto- Alright, Big Papa is back in the Mega-Trine to Pluto, and you can read all about it here, as I could talk about that one for days. Expect big things coming up from these two. Another trine, to Elatus, has you feeling positively buoyant. Spread the good cheer, and watch the benefits of being positive come sweeping back into your life. A sextile to Pallas shows that its time to get your strategy put into place NOW if you want to capitalize on the awesome opportunity that you have presented to you. Bold is the way to go, anything too safe and you'll be left behind. It is Jupiter, after all! A trine to Toro gives you the abundant energy you need to put that plan into action, but its up to you to channel it appropriately.

Saturn- Meh. Who's ready for Saturn in Scorpio, show of hands? Oh, just me? Well alright then... More of the same here, nothing really new. Pretty sure almost nothing has changed. However, since I cant just leave this section blank, lets talk about Echoes. This Full Moon brings up all those fun issues from back in mid-09 when we were going through all that Mars-Saturn crap, er... growth as we were adjusting to Pluto in Cap. So expect a test regarding your progress since then. Take lots of time to asborb and de-stress immediately after the Full Moon. Trust me, it will save your life. Meditate, do yoga, parkour, climb a tree, what have you; just do what puts you into Zen mode.

Uranus- Holy mother of God, Uranus is super-charged at the moment. Right out of the gate we have a sextile to Altjira (which was somehow transiting my Sun without me knowing about it til just now. Honestly, somedays its not worth chewing through the sequined leather restraints in the morning...) which definitely ramps up the ability to define your own life and create it the way you want, but also leaves you very distant and isolated from those around you if you're not careful. Also in the mix is a sextile to Urania (think Uranus in drag [also, conjunct Altjira]), further influencing that, but also giving a huge boost to your intuition. There is an opposition to Minerva, so you will need to strike the right balance between the big dreams and goals you have and the stark reality of what is right in front of you. A square to Amor puts the strain on the love scopes, but if you work it right, it can be a catalyst to take that same relationship to the next level. A sextile to Icarus makes any kind of restriction or obstacle intolerable, so blast through them and suffer no fools. A square to Askalaphus makes it very hard to go with the crowd and keep your head down, so speak up and take the hit. Another sextile, to Apophis, brings in the forces of chaos and drops it in your lap to make something out of. Good luck.

Neptune- Not a lot to talk about here. An opposition to Apollo shows that you are having trouble balancing your inner and outer life, and stretching yourself too thin. Simplifying and deleverage wherever possible. A square to Sisyphus doesn't help much either, making you feel as though you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders as you work your ass off hustling to scrape by. It will get easier soon.

All in all, not the most dynamic Full Moon we've ever had, but never you fear, the insanity is coming back fast; We still have Uranus square Pluto, Saturn in Scorpio and the drama in Gemini to look forward to! So use this time to plan ahead, take a breather, and get set for the next round.

Since we're on the subject of the next round, go check out the scopes from the always Fabulous Starzina Starfish-Browne in Starzina Starfish-Browne's Time of the Month Horoscopes.

If my scope didnt satisfy your insane craving for more astrology (hah! like THAT is possible), the awesome people on the AstroDispatch are sure to sate your hunger. They even do relationship Astro (unlike me. I wouldnt touch it with a 5,280 foot pole [which would be very hard to lift {not to mention aim} but then there you go])

Til next time!
-The Astrogeek

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  1. "Holy mother of God, Uranus is super-charged at the moment."